The first coffee shop can be traced back to the 17th century in Oxford, England. It was a place for college professors to meet with students. Today’s coffee shops are becoming much more than meeting spots. People use them as workspaces, to hold meetings, or hang with friends. In fact, the best-selling book series, “Harry Potter” was written in a coffee shop. We take a look at the culture of the modern-day coffee shop and find out the “science” behind why many people are spending their days inside of them.
Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction.
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.
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